The Bus Shoulder System (BOSS) allows Triangle Transit buses to use the shoulders at the height of rush hour. It was implemented in July 2012.
Buses can slide over to the shoulder when traffic was moving less than 35 miles per hour.
Right now, it is only in effect for Interstate 40 in Durham County. Beginning Monday, however, drivers will see BOSS signs and buses in Wake County as well.
The program is being expanded from the Durham County line into Wake County to the Wade Avenue exit. It will then continue along Wade Avenue through the Blue Ridge Road exit.
The following Triangle Transit routes can use BOSS when traveling on designated areas of either I-40 or Wade Avenue:
- CRX - Chapel Hill Express
- Route 800 - Chapel Hill to the Regional Transit Center via The Streets at Southpoint
- Route 700 - Durham to the Regional Transit Center (Eastbound only on I-40)
- Shuttle 42 between the Regional Transit Center and IBM (Eastbound only on I-40)
- Route 100 – Downtown Raleigh to Raleigh Durham International Airport to the Regional Transit Center
- Route 105 – Downtown Raleigh to the Regional Transit Center
- Route 301 – Downtown Raleigh to Cary to the Regional Transit Center
- CRX – Chapel Hill Express
- DRX – Durham-Raleigh Express
For more information on the BOSS program, visit www.ncdot.gov/nctransit/BOSS.